Some sad news out of Chicago as two firefighters were killed when the wall of a building on the city’s south side collapsed early this morning while they were putting out a fire inside. According to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford, the blaze was under control and firefighters were searching the building looking for survivors when the roof caved in and one wall fell.
More than a dozen other firefighters were injured when the wall collapsed. “The fire had been knocked down and they were overhauling the hot spots,” said Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff. “In wintertime people search for shelter so we always go in there to look for homeless or shelters and that’s what the (firefighters) were doing when the roof let loose.”